trivia

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction triv·ia \ ˈtri-vē-ə \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of trivia

: unimportant matters : trivial facts or details; also singular in construction : a quizzing game involving obscure facts

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Origin and Etymology of trivia

New Latin, back-formation from Latin trivialis


TRIVIA Defined for English Language Learners

trivia

Definition of trivia for English Language Learners

  • : unimportant facts or details

  • : facts about people, events, etc., that are not well-known


TRIVIA Defined for Kids

trivia

noun plural triv·ia \ ˈtri-vē-ə \

Definition of trivia for Students

: interesting facts that are not well-known
Hint: Trivia can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.

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